Classes & Programs

Dance Repertory Company

In addition to dance classes, an exciting part of the learning experience for MCA students is performance opportunities.

Students may audition for MCA’s performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC), or MCA’s junior performing troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II. Biennially DRC presents a full-length production of the traditional holiday classic The Nutcracker (Dec. 2018 will be our 10th production) as well as The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party.

Mark your calendar for 2017-18 DRC Productions:

Dance Repertory Company II Presents: Movie Mania

This exciting dance concert will feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern pieces inspired by the big screen including “Star Wars”, “Moana” “Peanuts” and “WALL-E”. Dancers aged 6-13 with at least one session of dance class under their belt are invited to audition for our junior performance company troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II). Auditions are free and open to the public. Those cast will be required to pay a $70 performance fee and will need to be enrolled in at least one dance class at MCA. Visit our Movie Mania Q & A for more information about the production. Update: to view the cast list click here. Cast families can access the rehearsal schedule and important information here.

Auditions: Sat. August, 26, 2017 10am- Noon, MCA

Performances: Dec. 1 (10am), Dec. 2-3, 3pm 2017 MCA Academy Theatre, all tickets $5.

Dance Repertory Company Presents Cinderella

The enchanting music of Sergei Prokofiev brings this much loved fairy tale to life. With whimsical scenery, a romantic story and comical stepsisters, the Dance Repertory Company’s production of Cinderella promises a dose of humor with the majesty of classical ballet. Dancers aged 7 and up are invited to audition for this pre-professional production. Auditions are free and open to the public. Those cast will be required to pay a $70 performance fee and will need to be enrolled in at least one dance class at MCA.

Principal & Soloist Auditions: Sat. Nov. 18th, 2017 2:30-4:30pm, MCA

Auditions: Jan. 20, 2018 times TBA, MCA

Performances: April 19-22, 2018 Saint Mary’s University, 7:30pm (April 19-21) & 3pm (April 22)

Other Performance Opportunities

In addition to the Dance Repertory Company MCA tries to offer performance opportunities both big and small through the participation in National Tap Dance Day, Irish Festivals, Ready Set School’s Chili Cook Off, Winona Public Library events, performances at Nursing homes and more. Check out our Events Calendar to see what performances you can catch!

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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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